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Aquario Vasco da Gama

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Address: Rua Direita do Dafundo | Algés, 1495, Lisbon 1495, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21419-63-37
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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5 star place to visit

It's very good for everyone in your family, from kids to grown ups. There is a lot to see and learn about the oceans and the sea life. I know some aquariums around the world and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Nuno P
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's very good for everyone in your family, from kids to grown ups. There is a lot to see and learn about the oceans and the sea life. I know some aquariums around the world and I'm yet to see a better one.

Thank Nuno P
Mykonos, Greece
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39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son went crazy because of the fish and other animals. It is in a more modern area of Lisbon and there is also a cable car near there. I don't know whether I would go there if I wasn't with my son, but it is very beautiful. You will need at least 2 hours to visit it.

Thank Camila P
Linda-a-Velha, Lisboa, Portugal
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Vasco da Gama's Aquarium is a good place to go with your children. They see lots of different fish species and enjoy themselves exploring. Some drawbacks: some fish tanks are too high, small children can't see on their own; the only "big" animals that you see is a turtle and a seal. Nevertheless, it is not very expensive so your... More 

Thank Ana M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

This is an old aquarium and museu (late XIX century) that holds one of the first oceanographic collection of the world, that belonged to the Portuguese King D.Carlos I. You can find there a vast number of specimens of all oceans with a specific focus on the Atlantic coast, Portuguese in particular. Side by side with modern tanks, you can... More 

Thank JEIC
Oradell, New Jersey
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

A great place to visit if you are done seeing the old sites. Beautifully executed allowing visitors to see the bird, fish and plant life up close and personal.

Thank Tony R
Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

The old Lisbon aquarium brings us a great vision of the oceans and the past of oceanography developed by the Portuguese. Is a place a bit forgotten, but a nice and exciting spot to check in a calm day

Thank FBatista
Lisbon, Portugal
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Probably the best place in portugal to visit with kids to show them sharks and other kinds of fish. A good program for the weekend

Thank joaobbacelar
Bellmore, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Spent 2 hrs. in this very lovely and well layed out aquarium. Easy to get to by Metro. Nice new modern section of Lisbon

Thank JJK777
Central Portugal, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Well , scince Lisbon has his Oceanario this little " Aquarium " got " a bid lost " and not just because of the location . But lets start from the beginning . So , i took the train from Cascais and went off at the Train Station called ALGES . From there it was a nice and easy aprox.... More 

Thank carlos3005emlisboa
Paris, France
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139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

A bit far from the city center Ina very modern area. I booked my ticket on Internet (very practical). This place is made with a huge tank in the middle and the many attraction around it. You will need two hours at least to cover all of it. To be visited is staying for few days in lisbonne

Thank philippe G

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